Challenge 24: Film Noir

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Welcome to week 24 of the 2024 SlickPic 52-week Photo Challenge! Thanks for being on the journey, and being committed to improving your skills.

This week’s Challenge is: Film Noir

When it comes to moody and dramatic black and white photography, film noir sits on top of the list. Emulating the look and feel of Hollywood thriller and crime movies in the 1940s to 1950s, this style is distinctly cinematic. As such, it’s the perfect genre to explore if you’re into visual storytelling inspired by its namesake film genre.

Watching film noir classics is the obvious route to get inspiration for this genre. But for this challenge, don’t feel constrained with staged portraits or scenes typically associated with the said movies. Instead, focus on locations that give you plenty of shadows, compositions that incorporate silhouettes, or even try double exposures.

Need some tips and ideas? We suggest checking out these useful guides and tutorials from ExpertPhotography, Adorama, and Photofocus.

The Scoop:

  • Submissions will be accepted until the end of the week
  • Submit 3 images by clicking the following link
  • Please submit images in the JPEG format and uploading photos that are at least 2500 on the long side is recommended for the highest quality 

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Once you submit your photos, you can review them here:

Notes and reminders:

  • Please be sure to take time to Like and Comment on other people’s photos. It’s nice to give back to your fellow photographers and grow a little yourself. Everyone wins! 
  • If you’d like to review the overall 52-week Challenge info, click here.
  • Why not ask a few friends or fellow photo club members to join you on the Challenge? Simply send them to to view images and read the Challenge blog post!

Have fun this week!



By |2024-06-10T02:07:21-08:00June 10th, 2024|Categories: Art of Photography, Inspiration|Tags: , |0 Comments

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